06 Apr 2022

Things We Take For Granted:

The House of 1,000 Cranes: A Wish for Peace

This year, Capitol Hill’s Cherry Blossom Festival spirit overflowed. Walk down any street in the neighborhood and greater Capitol Hill area, and you will see pink, pink and more pink (and, at night, a twinkling sea of pink pink pink as well)! The 1300 block of A Street NE won the Petal Porches’ Best Block […]

18 Jan 2022

Volunteering & Giving:

Hosts Needed for One-Week Home Stays for International Students

Your help is needed to host international students. See more details below from reader Drury Tallant: The American Councils for International Education has numerous programs for young adults to study abroad. Unfortunately several programs were cancelled in 2021.  For this year only, the American Leadership Experience (ALEX) program was developed to allow last year’s recipients […]

10 Nov 2021


Thanksgiving Ideas To-Go

You know how the best part of Thanksgiving is to be able to pull on your dressiest sweatpants and eat until the tryptophan kicks in? That’s right: The best way to give thanks is to eat at home. The following post is made possible in part by our Twitter community. You have shared favorite Thanksgiving […]

20 Oct 2021


Spooky Hill Map, Halloween and Fall Fun Info

Hey neighbors! Here to share a few things for Halloween, because many of you have been asking. I have a highlight on our Instagram stories, but I know not all of you are on there, and static pages work better for this purpose. First off, yes, Capitol Hill and surrounding areas go big on Halloween […]

04 Mar 2021

Arts & Entertainment:

Herb Scott: Sax and activism

You may know Herb Scott from his weekly concerts at Mr. Henry’s, whether in-person or from the comfort of your living room due to the pandemic. COVID has been especially hard on musicians, live acts and venues. By talking to local musicians such as Herb, I hope you can learn more about them and support […]

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